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Provoked: A True Story (2006)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  6 April 2007 (UK)
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It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband.

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Kiranjit Ahluwalia (as Aishwarya Rai)
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Veronica Scott
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Deepak Ahluwalia
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Ravi
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Radha Dalal
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Lord Edward Foster
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Sheela Ahluwalia
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Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with other women. he also subjected her to spousal rape. After ten years and having two children with him, out of fear, she sets him on fire while he is sleeping, two hours after another scene of domestic violence. He succumbs to the injuries ans she is sentenced to prison for life for premeditated murder. However the Southall Black Sisters, an NGO which fights against domestic violence helps her get justice. And after spending 3 1/2 years in jail, she is set free and reunited with her two children. Written by A. Bose

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£140,104 (UK) (6 April 2007)

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£312,022 (UK) (13 April 2007)
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Towards the end of the filming schedule, director Jag Mundhra had to delay shooting for three days because he was hospitalized for internal bleeding. See more »

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Lyrics by Karen David
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lots of potential that wasn't met
11 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

this movie had a heap of potential...that wasn't met. the story in its self is a seller but its execution was pathetic. instead of feeling sorry for kiran and considering her actions revoulutionary i walked out thinking that this movie was promoting murder over telling someone e.g. police. i feel this may have had o do with the fact that ash as pretty as she is isn't capable of getting in the skin of a character and making you feel with the character. i walked out considering kiran a weak woman when she probably wasn't in reality. kiran was a Punjabi girl and she was going to be a lawyer, she was obviously educated and intelligent so why portray her as so backward ?? only one scene really portrayed the kind of person kiran was (the scene before he threw her down the stairs) she told him what she felt. the personality of that scene should have been carried through the entire movie...but it wasn't. 5/10 purely for the story & the little effort


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